Noted Kannada actress Kishori Ballal passes away

Published: Feb 18, 2020, 17:42 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Bengaluru

Veteran actress Kishori Ballal also acted in Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades, and the filmmaker took to Twitter to condole her demise.

Kishori Ballal. Picture/Twitter: @AshGowariker
Kishori Ballal. Picture/Twitter: @AshGowariker

Noted Kannada actress Kishori Ballal, who played the role of Kaveriamma in Swades, passed away today. The actress was suffering from age-related illnesses and breathed her last in a hospital in Bengaluru.

Swades director Ashutosh Gowariker took to Twitter to condole Ballal's demise. He wrote, "HEARTBROKEN! Terribly sad about the passing away of #KishoriBallal ji!! Kishori ji... you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona! And your unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades !! You will surely be missed!!"

Kishori Ballal debuted in Kannada cinema with the movie Evalentha Hendthi in 1960. Ballal, who started her career as a Bharatanatyam dancer, acted in several Kannada and other language movies like Kahi, Hani Hani, Suryakanthi, Carry On Maratha, Aiyyaa, Lafangey Parindey, and many others.

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